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S5W-20500: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the chief executive of the charity, Cornerstone, being an appropriate Fair Work Ambassador, in light of Cornerstone having derecognised the trade union, UNISON, after 24 years of a voluntary recognition agreement.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 20 December 2018

At present there is no recognised Scottish Government post or position of “Fair Work Ambassador”. As such the Chief Executive of Cornerstone, nor any other individual has been or is recognised as such.

We have taken action to ensure that the term “Scottish Government” is not appropriate to be applied in any context of an organisation or individual being described as a “Fair Work Ambassador".